Overall, Nice Solid Feel, with One Glaring Deficiency
Donald H., Newegg
24 January 2015
Summary: The downloadable software is needed to customize the response for different applications. Documentation on "sensitivity" setting is lacking. I expected it to control the output level multiplier, but this is set by "Range"; "Sensitivity" seems to control the shape of the response curve. I would characterize it as the local slope of the response curve around the center point--low is flat, high is steep.
Pros: Like I said, it has a solid, smooth feel with a wide stable base. Does a nice job of staying put when the action gets going. Feels good in the hand. Well placed buttons on the stick.
Cons: One annoying manufacturing defect, one that should be easily avoidable: the resolvers, at least on the X and Y axes, are positioned by small slotted plastic nubs which engage a short stalk extending from each resolver body. On the Y axis of my stick, this molded slot is oversized or deformed, so the resolver body is free to move somewhat! The result is unnecessary hysteresis and deadband. I was able to insert a tiny paper shim into the slot to fix my problem. If you w...
Summary: For the price this thing goes for, it's well worth the time. It's a relatively cheap stick with med-high quality features, if you can tolerate a few minor issues.
Pros: I've had this same stick for more than 4 years now and aside from some dust it's still like new. I have not experienced what some others are saying about a short durability span, so as long as you're not beating it against the wall, getting food all over it, or dropping it consistently it should last a long time. It has plenty of buttons for your programming preferences. It's also very easy to program/assign buttons (in MSFS at least). The rotational axis is quite sat...
Cons: Being a hardcore flight simmer, I find the onboard throttle lever to be poorly designed at best. It's very small, has a very limited range, no dual/multi, no reverse, no detents, and just doesn't meet my needs for throttle/acceleration control in MSFS. I have also experienced to some extent what others have mentioned about axis stability and calibration being a tad jumpy. It is not enough to irritate me, but I can see how it might be obnoxious for other types of games...
Summary: Have had this controller for at least 16 years maybe longer. It has always plugged in and worked. Have used it for flight sims and mech warriors and anything else a long term gamer can use it for and have had NO trouble with it at all. I must be a lucky one per other reviews but that's the facts. I do use windows 7 and the profiler works just fine. the only reason I do not give them the five stars is the poor software that you need to search for and download.
Summary: Well I just bought this one after my old Logitech Attack 3 died on me, This one will take some time getting use to due it's extra force you need to move it around. But its very good and precise accuracy.
Pros: Very Precise, Wide sturdy base, Very long USB Cable to reach any location you need.